The International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers is an association of contractors committed to the free collective bargaining process for the employment of superior craftworkers. These contractors engage in installation of brick and block, stone, tile, terrazzo, marble, refractory materials, acid brick, plaster, stucco, cement finishing, pointing, cleaning and caulking work. These contractors are located in the United States of America and Canada. ICE is resident in Washington, DC and organized under US law and recognized by the US Internal Revenue Service as a not for profit 501-C-6 organization.
The primary purpose of ICE and its affiliated entities is to engage in labor management dialogues with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and its constituent local unions located in the United States and Canada. The contractor members and officers of ICE and the officers of the BAC are committed to working in harmonious fashion in the furtherance of the collective bargaining process; and to increase the opportunities for contractors to secure additional and profitable contracts and to enhance the work opportunities for members of the union. The union and ICE work together in the management of joint industry promotional activities, training activities and management of health, welfare and pension funds and savings funds.
Further, ICE acts as a national voice for its constituent members and deals with various governmental agencies in the areas of health, safety and industry wide codes and standards. ICE also interacts and works in concert with other national construction trade associations in areas of common interest.
ICE also develops presentations, seminars and educational matters intended to enhance the well being of its members and help them to become more successful business people.